"From Top to Bottom" - November 20, 2020

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Re: "From Top to Bottom" - November 20, 2020

#281

Post by BethA » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:22 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to All!
949B11F3-C8F4-4ED5-9782-5364987B3B7B.jpeg
Our live autumn mantel display

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#282

Post by Gman » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:58 pm

Muggles, muggles, everywhere
All want the mug, but fair and square
Some take nudges but don't submit
Others guess and hope to hit
Upon the lucky guess to win
The mug that makes its owner grin.

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#283

Post by whimsy » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:46 pm

BethA wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to All!

949B11F3-C8F4-4ED5-9782-5364987B3B7B.jpeg
Our live autumn mantel display
Reminds me of The News from Lake Woebegone and the Bertha's Kitty Boutique commercials, where you could get "Accent Cats" to go with your home decor! :)

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#284

Post by DrTom » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:46 pm

OK, my turn to steal from the web, but this totally cracked me up and I know I won't post it Thursday:
Thanksgiving Cartoon.jpg

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#285

Post by hcbirker » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:22 am

Here's the link to the Washington Post puzzle I was raving about. Not quite a meta, but still different and fun.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/crosswor ... -birnholz/

It's called Dark Secrets. You have to sit through a short ad to get to it, but totally worth it.
Heidi

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#286

Post by DrTom » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:30 pm

Gman wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Muggles, muggles, everywhere
All want the mug, but fair and square
Some take nudges but don't submit
Others guess and hope to hit
Upon the lucky guess to win
The mug that makes its owner grin.
Some people would call me a lug
Cause I try every week for a mug
But though I don’t score
I shall not abhor
Long as I get a Muggle Zoom hug ♥♥♥

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#287

Post by DrTom » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:39 pm

BethA wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:22 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to All!

949B11F3-C8F4-4ED5-9782-5364987B3B7B.jpeg
Our live autumn mantel display
How well behaved, were this my cat(s) none of those pumpkins, or anything else for that matter, would be on the mantel. Beautiful cat!

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#288

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:04 pm

Somebody forgot to wake the intern who pulled holiday duty.

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#289

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:05 pm

Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Somebody forgot to wake the intern who pulled holiday duty.
You and I are pathetic, Joe. Truly pathetic.
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#290

Post by Hector » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:06 pm

I'm just going to go ahead and submit GOBBLE.

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#291

Post by Streroto » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:06 pm

I’m right with you refreshing and refreshing

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

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#292

Post by otlaolap » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:07 pm

Where is it? Where is it? Where is it?

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#293

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:08 pm

C'mon, puzzle! Cowboys are on in 20 minutes!

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#294

Post by C=64 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:09 pm

urgh

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#295

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:09 pm

The window for me opening the topic has closed - dinner is being served
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#296

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:11 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:09 pm
The window for me opening the topic has closed - dinner is being served
I already had dinners delivered by an ex-wife and a sister-in-law. Still have one ex-wife to go...

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#297

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:12 pm

And for this I excused myself from a chaotic, feedback-laden family Zoom call?!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#298

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:13 pm

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#299

Post by LadyBird » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:13 pm

My husband and mother-in-law are grabbing a post-dinner nap. Perfect time for me to work on the puzzle. But.....no puzzle!

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#300

Post by Hector » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:13 pm

Last Tgiving BrianMac posted to start the thread an hour later than usual (2:02 Pacific time it says for me).

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